These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over nine years now and are still loving it. Our Ulster born Shih Tzu, Shannon, has grown up, and has taken over the boat! After three wonderful years in Ireland, we transported The Puzzler to The Netherlands, and spent a year there. In 2015 we went southwards, to reach the north of France by June. After glorious weather throughout the summer, we arrived in Roanne in late October, and enjoyed our winter in this friendly port. We cruised extensively in France in 2016 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Monday, 11 July 2016
1st - 6th July. From Peronne down the river Somme to Abbeville, then on to St. Valery at the seaside
The sun is out and perhaps summer is here at last.
The Somme is a lovely river, with many meanders. Let us hope that no-one is coming!
This mill village reminds us of the village of Saltaire in Yorkshire.
Henson horses are an indigenous breed in this region.